13 February 2015

Strawberry Stitches Pincushion {Tutorial}

We all need a 2.5” strawberry stitched pincushion in our lives, right?

Would you like to make a Strawberry Stitches Pincushion, just like mine?

To make this sweet little pincushion, you will need:

3” square of white hanky linen , fusible parlan (or pellon), and backing fabric.
Embroidery floss in red, yellow, dark green, leaf green, light pink and a crewel needle – sz 7
Pigma Pen or pencil to transfer the design and a lightbox (which is optional). A well lit window works too.
Sewing Machine & General Sewing Supplies
Poly-fil or your preferred “stuffing”

** I used a combination of DMC embroidery floss and Aurifil Mako 12 **

Transfer the design on to the white hanky linen using your preferred method. I use my light box to transfer designs with a 0.2 brown Pigma Pen (found in most art supply stores or even your local LQS).

Press the fusible parlan or pellon to the back of the linen.

Use 2 strands of cotton floss (or one strand of Aurifil 12 wt) and use a back stitch to complete the embroidery on the design.

Once the stitching is complete, place the stitched square on top of the backing fabric, with right sides facing.

Begin part way along one side and sew around the square, leaving a gap to turn out the little pincushion.


Fill the cushion with poly-fil (or your preferred filler).

Pin the opening closed and top stich all the way around the pincushion.

Admire your work and then make a few extra pincushions for your sewing buddies.

If you make a Strawberry Stitches Pincushion, please send me a picture, upload it to instagram and tag me @SameliasMum or feel free to post it on the Samelia’s Mum Facebook Page. I would love to see you creations :)



  1. Hi Anorina,thankyou for the tutorial,this is so cute,you are so kind and i hope you have an awesome weekend xx

    1. Thanks Shez. I hope you have a fab weekend too :)

  2. That is such a cute pin cushion!! I love how the you stitched the seeds with two colours.

  3. Such a pretty little pin cushion! Thank you for sharing the pattern!


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